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[ARSCLIST] Schwann

What were the rules of having records from a label included in Schwann beside that of the line (or a record selected from the line) being available throughout the U.S. in retail record stores?

I'm trying to figure out why labels whose listing appeared for a while were dropped for a year or so, then reinstated.  There are many instances of this in the label index.  I've not checked to see if the records themselves were removed from the basic listings but I assume so.

In the days when the catalog was typeset rather than computer generated, it must have been a considerable expense to remove a group of listings, only to replace them when the label was rehabilitated.  

One hypotheses is that a company had taken display advertising and not paid for it and that this was the only leverage Schwann had to collect his bill.  Does anyone know?

Steve Smolian

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